After a delayed start to the 2018-2019 Season, Alyeska Resort in Girdwood, AK is set to open this weekend. The resort announced Thursday that they will be opening for the season following a significant storm system on Tuesday and Wednesday. Mother nature blessed the resort with 8″ of fresh and it looks like there’s more where that came from.
The mood in the town after this last snow storm came rolling through completely changed the dynamic of the people here in Girdwood. The fat biking is great, the skiing is great right now. They just groomed the nordic loop last night, Its winter again here in Girdwood, and its awesome! -Eric Teixman, Operations Manager Alyeska Resort speaking with KTVA.
The Alaska resort will start spinning lifts from 11 AM-5:30 PM on Saturday. Access to the mountain will be via the tram from the hotel with tram download required. At this time, only advanced terrain will be available via the Glacier Bowl Express lift. The resort will open with a season snowfall total of 99″ and a 56″ base depth. As far as food and Apres options, The Bore Tide Deli and Bar will operate from 11 a.m. until 5:30 p.m and the Seven Glaciers restaurant will open for Dinner services at 5 pm.
Snowmaking staff will also be working to make as much snow as possible when weather permits. They hope to get the bottom half of the mountain open soon.